Deep Blue Sea

The Deep Blue Sea

Venue: 
Lyttelton Theatre, National
Location: 
West End

A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court Judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.

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By: 
Terence Rattigan
Producer: 
National Theatre
Director: 
Carrie Cracknell
Lighting: 
Guy Hoare
Sound: 
Peter Rice
Design: 
Tom Scutt
Choreography: 
Polly Bennett
Cast list: 
Helen McCrory (hester)
The Deep Blue Sea Schedule
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 1 June, 2016
Available from: 
Saturday, 1 October, 2016
Booking to: 
Wednesday, 17 August, 2016
Closes: 
Wednesday, 17 August, 2016
MatineeEvening
Monday-7:30pm
Tuesday-7:30pm
Wednesday2:15pm7:30pm
Thursday-7:30pm
Friday-7:30pm
Saturday2:15pm7:30pm
Sunday--
Address:
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest tube:
Waterloo

Our Review

 

A wonderful production of a great play

Terence Rattigan's 1950s play The Deep Blue Sea is, literally, the play that changed my life: I saw it aged 14 and became hooked on theatre as a result. I'm not quite sure how or why the play - which deals eloquently with the pain of unrequited love and co-dependency - resonated so powerfully on... Read more

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